• LETTER: Focus on the positive

    I’m on my soap box due to something I witnessed last night. People as a rule don’t get this until they live it. Even when you read this, the depth of how this affects kids probably won’t make an impact, but I will say it’s an awful feeling when others focus on what your kid can’t do versus what he or she can do.

  • >> NOTES OF THANKS: Thanks for supporting ‘Stephen Foster Story’


    To the editor:

    As the historic 60th anniversary season of “The Stephen Foster Story” comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone in Nelson County, all the individuals, employees, politicians, local companies and the members of the board of the Stephen Foster Drama Association for all of their hard work in helping to save the show.

  • >>READERS VIEW: Call things what they are

    Call things what they are

    Just as calling an illegal migrant an “undocumented citizen” or calling a man a woman (actually denying science) does not make it so. Calling a commonsense Democrat (an increasingly oxymoronic term) a Republican does not mean that you are offering unbiased reporting on an organic exodus from the GOP.

  • >> READERS’ VIEWS: Consumption tax offsets income tax decrease

    I am writing in response to the editorial in July 20 paper, taking exception to the new state sales tax, taken from the Bowling Green Daily News. Did you not read it?

    This new sales tax reflects the state’s new direction of going to a consumption tax while decreasing the state tax on our earnings. This follows actions taken by our neighboring states, Indiana and Tennessee. Instead of taxes being automatically taken from us, it puts more money in our pockets and allows us to be more in charge of how we utilize our earnings.

  • LETTER: Woodlawn closure not the fault of residents

    I have really tried to be polite, but I am sick and tired of people blaming the residents of Woodlawn for the horrible business decisions by the owners of the 140 acres doomed to ruin.

    Dennis George’s column is out of bounds, a lost ball in tall weeds. Mr. George did not contact the board of the Woodlawn Springs Homeowners Association to research his article. He is entitled to his opinion. He is not entitled to criticize homeowners who have been struggling with weeds, copperheads, mice, rats, voles and unsafe conditions in our neighborhood for years, not months.

  • LETTER: Thanks to First Baptist New Haven VBS

    On behalf of The Village FRYSC with Nelson County Schools, I would like to thank the First Baptist Church of New Haven Vacation Bible School organization for your generous financial contribution. Your continuous support each year helps us continue our mission to assist youth and help bridge the gaps with struggling families in the community. Your organization is greatly appreciated by The Village FRYSC Center.


    Dee Dee Cecconi-Smith

    The Village FRYSC Coordinator

    New Haven

  • LETTER: The power of giving

    On behalf of myself, staff, volunteers and the patients of the Nelson County Community Clinic, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Executive Director Laura Sedlatschek and the Board of Directors of the Tri-County Kentucky United Way for the very generous $13,000 donation to the clinic. The health care needs of our community are extreme, and it is because of organizations such as the United Way that we can provide for the medical, dental, dentures, vision, pharmacy and Medicare benefits counseling needs of our patients.

  • LETTERS: Smart cars ... are they all smoke and mirrors?

    I am convinced that smart cars should replace human drivers.

    Why, you say?

  • LETTERS: Administrators to teachers

    I find it disappointing when the superintendent and board members of Nelson County Schools refer to repositioning of administrators to classroom teachers as “a demotion.”

    Classroom teaching is the most important job to the professional field of education. Being a classroom teacher is never a demotion.

  • Letter: Thank you, City Council!

    We would like to use this means of communication to say, “Thank you” to the Bardstown City Council and Cemetery Committee for the recent beautification efforts at Bardstown/St. Joe Cemetery. Removal of overgrown plantings and the addition of new landscape plants and appropriate blooming specimens has enhanced the beauty of the cemetery. Special thanks also to city workers watering the new plantings to ensure their survival during the heat and humidity of summer.

    Let’s continue to be proud of America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.